AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library will work with NOAA scientists to provide a series of interactive events to examine climate trends on the state. The first of the monthly hour-long programs will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with programs to follow on Oct. 5 and Nov. 9.

Climate change is a complicated topic which continues to be debated. A grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation is allowing the library to offer the program.

Pushing the Limits, or PLACE, consists of programs designed to engage community discussion with professional guidance provided by a NOAA scientist. Nikki Becker, National Weather Service in Gray, will be the facilitator.

The events are something of a science café and book club hybrid, with each event organized around a different theme: community, change, or strategy. Questions will be raised such as what is climate change, what extreme weather trends are worrisome, and how local communities are preparing to protect citizens against extreme weather events.

Prior to each program, participants will be asked to read portions of “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change” by Robert Henson. Copies of the book may be picked up at the second-floor desk at the library. Space is limited, so those wishing to participate must register when they pick up their book.

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